GRES Annual Outing Sunday 7th July, 2019

GRES SUMMER OUTING

This year’s Summer outing was to the Oxford Bus & Morris Museum at Long Hanborough and the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. The weather was kind to us and the sun shone at both venues. The staffs’ at both venues were excellent, informative and very chatty to our members. Both are well worth another visit. An excellent day out very kindly organised by Howard Cook. Photos and video by George Marcar & Colin Yarlett

AEC Renown built 1967 for the Oxford City Motor Services
The van derived minibus of the 1980s is like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them! However, you cannot deny that these bus allowed route planners to take buses into housing estates and areas that bigger buses could not reach, thereby offering a better service to older people. This one is a Ford Transit based vehicle with Dormobile body that dates from 1984.
It seems incredible that the first of the low floor double deck buses are being preserved but this Alexander ALX400 bodied Trident is already 20 years old!
AEC Regal III built 1949
Buses under repair
Morris Oxford Series II
AEC Reliance built 1960
This Regent V bus bodied by Park Royal was built as a test vehicle to the exact design as numerous vehicles ordered by East Kent between 1960 – 1968
AEC Regent V built 1957
Group photo outside pub in Chinnor
Class 4575 Prairie built by GWR at Swindon in 1928
Chinnor station
Chinnor station
Group photo at Chinnor station